“Little Antonio Brown”

September 6th, 2017

Blessed by Jameis

Tuesday’s night’s Hard Knocks finale taught us that the best player doesn’t always win.

Undrafted rookie wide receiver Bobo Wilson made the practice squad after getting cut.  Fellow receiver Donteea Dye, a third-year man, did not.

When Dye was cut, Dirk Koetter told his beloved “Didi” that he was better than Wilson but the team wanted to see how much better Wilson might get with time to develop.

Ouch!! Dye turned 24 years old a couple of weeks ago and played Division III ball in college.

Koetter offered Dye a reference and expressed his appreciation and respect for him as a player.

As for Bobo, we learned that America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, calls him “little Antonio Brown.” The two were teammates at Florida State University.

“He always pushes me. He always on me. And I appreciate that. We’re like a family,” Bobo said.

Good luck, Bobo. Joe would bet a few nickels that Dye replaces him on the practice squad before the end of the season.

17 Responses to ““Little Antonio Brown””

  1. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I really hope he works out, but this does not feel like a situation that is going to end well.

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    Bobo is gonna be a good one. Bobo has “it”. Dye doesn’t have “it”.

  3. buccfan305 Says:

    If Bobo can keep shut the F#@k up sometime and learn, he’ll be fine. I think he is way better than Dye, and he can play speacial teams. If he can develop we will have a very strong receiving core.

  4. buccfan305 Says:

    If he eventually makes the 53

  5. Dano74 Says:

    I’m a Noles fan & I hated watching BoBo’s attitude on Hard Knocks. Bobo means dummy in Spanish…

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    I thought Bobo looked really good when he got chances in preseason games. You can tell he’s a gamer when the lights come on.

    UDFA or not Wilson looks the part of an NFL player right out of the gate. DiDi has had 2 1/2 years to improve his game – and has only come so far. He still doesn’t quite look like he can make plays as a receiver vs NFL CBs on any kind of a regular basis. Bobo showed that he can and does so in a big way the 1st time he ever got significant targets in an NFL game.

    So I can certainly understand coach’s decision to see how much and how quickly Bobo can improve with good coaching and Monken continuing to ride his ass whenever he doesn’t do it right.

    They have a good idea what Dye’s trajectory and ceiling are by now – and aren’t quite sure how good Bobo can actually be yet. Sooo – need to find out.

    The project is going to have to start with getting Bobo’s head straightened out though.

    I originally felt like the negative comments Bobo was shown making on HK was perhaps just capturing a couple neggy things said and turning it into a big deal about the young udfa with a “bad attitude”.

    But after seeing him take off to Miami once cut after he had already said he wanted to be on the practice squad and was told to be at OBP at 1pm the very next day to sign his contract…. Geez, really dude??

    And Quarles calls you twice and lets you know in no uncertain terms that coach and GM are pissed you left town 5 hours away and you need to be there at 1pm sharp and not a second after to sign your contract and show you are serious about earning this opportunity. And you don’t respond with anything but “OK” – and then wind up walking in the door the next day at 1:03???

  7. Kalind Says:

    Joe, not sure he can…isn’t there a rule about games played? Like…you can’t put Tom Brady on the Practice Squad (obv he’d be grabbed up) but it’s also cause he’s played in too many games. Same for Dye?

  8. Rrsrq Says:

    Anytime you refer to what you did in college in comparison to what you are doing in practice is a red flag. At FSU we competed, NFL coaches don’t care what you did, they care what you doing

  9. Buc50 Says:

    He’s a rookie so I have no issues with him referencing College because that’s what he knows. I only have an issue with him not understanding that you have grownup responsibilities and have to act as such. That goes for anything in life even if he never makes an NFL roster.

  10. firethecannons Says:

    Jameis looks so big in the picture you have up–man, dude has toned up–really shows

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:

    This illustrates just how far our team has come in a single freaking year.

    DD would be on the team if it was last year. We needed dependability and couldn’t take a shot on a more talented head case.

    Now neither of these guys was going to break the top five anyway…we finally have the luxury of being able to develop some guys.

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Why all the hatin on my man..BoBo? He shined when his No was called in preseason. He just needs a little attitude adjustment which will come as the season progresses. Jameis will handle it. The kid seems like his hear is in football. His side commenting is just his street personality guys. He will be just fine. Watch and see.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Mike – Did you watch Hard Knocks? Bobo was easily the biggest villain and most hateable guy on the show. Yeah people can say creative editing, but when you have Dirk saying directly that he’s got an attitude problem and Licht saying they’ll cut him and move on if he’s going to keep this up – that’s not creative editing from HBO, not unless it was out of context and they were talking about someone else, and I highly doubt that was the case.

    Bobo was truly hateable on the show.

    But with that said for the team to put up with that and keep him around means they see something in him. I disagree with Joe in that Dye takes his place on the practice squad at some point this year, if that’s the case it might be because Bobo moves up to the 53 man roster.

    Dye came off like a really good guy and really him, and Reedy, are both interchangeable with the exception that Reedy is a big better at returns. Should there be any injuries early in the year I can see Dye being signed back to the 53 man roster directly.

  14. BucEmUp Says:

    Im sorry but Bobo is a special talent. The guy needs someone to get through to him, still a kid. I really really really hope I see this kid playing for the bucs on Sunday. They need to keep guys like this around. He wants to.compete….hes got that nasty you need to get.in guys heads. Hes talented. Yeah hes a pain in the ass and needs to grow up but tons of top shelf talent have attitudes.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    If he was a special talent he’d have made the team. But he is A talent which is why they’re putting up with him. He has a ton to prove. I get the FSU homers thinking he’s special but by NFL standards he’s just not. He’s not fast, he’s not big and he doesn’t have elite hands.

  16. Lamarcus Says:

    Rob munch. Bobo has that it. If u can see it then Idk if u know ur talent. Watch his feet, hip movement, and how he creates his space. He didn’t see JW throw him the rock so there is more left to see. Imo if it’s not the bucs it’s another team. I know I’m going on the edge here but this kid is special. Like antonio brown talent like

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hell Ron..every team gotta have one villian! Yes, he said some off the wall attitude stuff. But you can see in his play, he’s a baller and really wants to make it. I say give him just a little time. His college hommie..Jameis I’m sure is gonna school him hard and tell him its all about eating a slice of that..Humble Pie. Bucs musta thought he’s got something cause they kept BoBo on the preactice squad. And I get this feelin when his No is called in the future, He’s gonna deliver. Stay tuned!